Meghan Markle wore a $345 minidress inspired by the 1960s to speak on a panel for International Women’s Day

Meghan Markle wore one of her most retro-inspired looks yet.

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Meghan Markle wore one of her most retro-inspired looks yet.
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  • Meghan Markle spoke on a panel for International Women’s Day in London on Friday.
  • She wore a $345 shift dress by Reiss, which was inspired by the style of the 1960s.
  • The duchess has been turning to more retro-inspired designs lately.
  • Kensington Palace also announced that Markle is now Vice President of The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust.

From her cookbook with the women of the Hubb Community Kitchen to her stance as a proud feminist, Meghan Markle has been using her platform as a member of the royal family to champion women’s rights. She continued her efforts by participating in a panel for International Women’s Day in London on Friday, which was convened by The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust.

Markle arrived at King’s College wearing one of her most retro-inspired maternity looks yet.

The duchess wore a shift dress from Reiss.

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The duchess wore a shift dress from Reiss.
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The duchess wore a long-sleeved black-and-white printed shift dress from British high-street brand Reiss. The $345 minidress featured a high neckline and pleated detailing at the cuff.

She paired the dress with the black Alexander McQueen blazer she wore to the Endeavor Fund Awards in February 2018 and a black clutch by Stella McCartney.

In the product description on its website, Reiss says the knee-length dress “channels the mood of the 1960s,” and it seems that Markle is opting for a more retro aesthetic lately.

For a reception at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday, she wore a metallic minidress with a swirling silver and gold brocade design that added a classic touch.

Read more: Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton showed off their totally different royal styles at their first event together this year

She also went with a similarly high-necked design and retro updo when she visited the Natural History Museum in February.

She went with a similar design in February.

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She went with a similar design in February.
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Read more: Meghan Markle layered a white turtleneck dress under a $1,190 coat for a chic yet cozy maternity look

According to People, Markle spoke about the importance of using your voice during Friday’s panel.

“If there’s an injustice and a lack of inequality someone needs to say something – and why not you?” she said during the panel. “We must be global feminists and include men and boys.”

Kensington Palace also announced that Markle is now Vice President of The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust, which was established to connect young leaders from across the Commonwealth nations.